Railsplitters in fourth after round one of SAC Championship

Published 1:51 pm Monday, April 15, 2019

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CAMDEN, S.C. — The Lincoln Memorial men’s golf team is 13 shots off the pace at the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Championship after opening play with an 11-over par 291 on Sunday at Camden Country Club.

Newberry was the only team to finish under par in the opening round with a two-under par 278. That number is six shots better than second-place Coker, who shot a four-over par 284. Queens is in third place at seven-over par, while Tusculum is in fifth place at 13-over par.

Three players are in the top 12 for the Railsplitters. SAC Player of the Year Sam Broadhurst rolled in three birdies to post a one-over par 71, which is good for a share of ninth place, while Dan Bradbury and Luke Harries carded two-over par 72s to sit in a tie for 12th. Bradbury led Lincoln Memorial with four birdies, while Harries was one of four players in the field to make an eagle in the round.

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Harry Boyle and Hamish McColm finished out the round for the Railsplitters with six-over par 76s to hold a spot in 31st place.

Lincoln Memorial dominated the par fives in the opening round, playing those holes at seven-under par cumulatively. The Railsplitters were also tied for fourth in the field in par-three scoring with a 10-over par total, but the par fours were a different story. The Railsplitters were eighth in the field on the par fours at 14-over par overall.

Newberry’s Harry Bolton is leading the way individually following a four-under par 66, while Newberry Adrian Villiger and Queens’ Henry Bryden are tied for second at two-under par. A collection of four players shot one-under par to hold a share of fourth place.